How To Get An RSS Feed From an Instapaper Folder, And Why You Might Want to Do It

Say you find a blog post that you want to read but don’t have the time right now. Instapaper is a tool that allows you to clip and save the article so that you can read it either on the Instapaper site or Instapaper app at a later date. It works great for this purpose […]

Blogging Tip: Be Patient and Persistent When Starting a New Blog

I just got an email from a reader of my main website ( asking about audience building strategies for a new blog (a running blog in his case). This is a great question, and it’s an issue that almost every blogger must deal with when first starting out. When I first start writing Runblogger I […]

How to Deal With Blog Content Scraping

A few weeks ago a friend posted a question about content scraping in a Facebook group for running bloggers that I started (you can join here if you’re interested, bloggers of any type are welcome). He had noticed that some of his posts were popping up on another site and was wondering how to deal […]

Honesty: A Guiding Principle for Writing Blog Reviews

One of the things that shocked me about becoming a blogger is that when your site gains a bit of a following, brands start to seek you out.¬†You get marked as an “influencer” in marketing-speak, which basically means that you are someone whose opinions drive decision-making when it comes to product purchases. In other words, […]

Why The Blogologist? – On Choosing a Blog Title and Domain Name

I’m terrible at coming up with blog names. When I first started my main site,, it was on the Blogger platform and the URL was Not very descriptive, though @oblinkin remains my personal Twitter handle to this day. The story behind that name is that my daughter couldn’t say Abe Lincoln when she […]